Microsoft removes Google Chrome installer from Windows Store

By : |December 21, 2017 0

Google released its Chrome app on the Windows Store, which just directed users to a download link to install the browser. Within a few hours, Microsoft removed it. In a statement, Microsoft cited the violation of its store policies as the reason for removing the Chrome Installer app.

A Microsoft spokesperson told The Verge, “We have removed the Google Chrome Installer App from Microsoft Store, as it violates our Microsoft Store policies. Citing the need to ensure apps “provide unique and distinct value. We welcome Google to build a Microsoft Store browser app compliant with our Microsoft Store policies.”

Microsoft removes Google Chrome from the Windows Store

Windows Store apps that browse the web must use HTML and JavaScript engines provided by Windows 10, and Google’s Chrome browser uses its own Blink rendering engine. Google would have to create a special Chrome app that would adhere to Microsoft’s Store policies. The full browser is not available for download from the Microsoft Store, spoiling things for Windows 10 S(introduced for students that can only run software from the Windows Store) users who are limited to just the Microsoft Store for app installations. While users can download the file, Windows 10 S won’t let them run the software.

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Recently, Google Chrome announced that it will be adding a native ad blocker which will be functional from February 15, 2018.

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